Sustainable Ocean Alliance:

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Ocean Sustainability for a New Generation

April 21, 2015—On April 25, 2015, the Georgetown Sustainable Oceans Alliance (SOA) will host a summit to educate millennials on the dire state of the world’s oceans and call on world leaders to prioritize ocean sustainability. SOA was founded by government major Daniela Fernandez (C’16) after a chance trip to the United Nations. Fernandez had the opportunity to hear Palauan Ambassador to the United Nations Stuart Beck discuss ocean sustainability. […]

Underwater Eden: Paradise Lost?

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever” –Jacques Cousteau   Few people are immune to the mesmerizing spells of the ocean.  Its rhythmic ebb and flow draws you in, and keeps you enthralled with otherworldly landscapes below. Coral reefs dot the seafloor like impressionist paintings—based on hundreds of millions of free floating microorganisms building shells and limestone […]

From the ‘New York Times’: Ocean Life Faces Mass Extinction, Broad Study Says

By: Carl Zimmer A team of scientists, in a groundbreaking analysis of data from hundreds of sources, has concluded that humans are on the verge of causing unprecedented damage to the oceans and the animals living in them. “We may be sitting on a precipice of a major extinction event,” said Douglas J. McCauley, an ecologist at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an […]

Major Oceans Summit in April Aims to Activate Millenials

By: Daniela Fernandez and Sebastian Nicholls The ocean is on average 2.29 miles deep. It provides food and income for over 1.5 billion people. It is the source of 30% of the oxygen we breathe and absorbs about 50% of the carbon we burn. It regulates our climate. Its unfathomable scale and volume results in the perception that it is infinite and pristine; yet nothing […]

Ambassador Stewart Beck speaks at Georgetown University

Wednesday October 29th- Georgetown University As the sun set and light went out, students were bustling; making sure everything was in place. Distinguished guests from the ocean conservation community, Georgetown Sustainable Oceans Alliance’s advisory board, and over eighty interested students poured into Riggs Memorial Library to hear the talk, exceeding the space’s capacity. More people joined our audience online as we began a remarkable evening […]